Birthday Parties – Our Top Tips

Dance parties for childrenWe all want our children to have a great time at their birthday parties – and hey, at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about – so we’ve put together our top tips on what to look out for when choosing what to go for:


1. What is your child interested in?

It’s their birthday party at the end of the day so there’s no point trying to get them to do something that YOU want them to do. What are they interested in?  What do they like to do?  Focus on that and come up with some options that fit within your budget.


2. It doesn’t have to be what everyone else is doing

Birthday parties are not all about outdoing your pals ;)  They are about making your child feel special on their birthday.  So whether that’s good old fashioned jelly and ice cream, or pulling your wellies on and going for a muddy hike, a birthday party can be anything you want it to be.


3. Ask for help ;)

It’s pretty tricky to run a party on your own so do make sure you have some helping hands.  Lighting the candles on a cake, whilst cleaning up split drinks can be a tricky one, so make sure you have some extra hands ;)


4. Where to have your party

Fancy a party at home – or prefer to take the party out of the house?  There are tons of birthday party providers and entertainers available.  We are pretty spoilt for choice.  From archery, to lasers, cupcake making, teddy bear creating, dance, farms, swimming, the list is endless – so get your fingers ready for lots of googling ;)


5. What to look for

If you are booking a company to provide your party for you, make sure they confirm everything you have agreed in writing.  It’s also a good idea to look at their website to see the kind of thing they do and to ensure it looks professional.  You can also ask to see a copy of the entertainer’s CRB/DBS.  Ask what is included in the package and whether there are any additional add ons available should you choose to have them.  Invitations usually come as part of the initial package.

Check if the company is providing the food and cake (if applicable) – AND whether you need to provide the candles ;)  It’s not quite the same with a lighter stuck in the top of the cake ;)


6. Double check

Most companies will email out nearer the birthday party date to confirm everything again – it’s always worth double checking with the company if you do not hear from them – nobody likes a date or time mix up at a party!


7.  Party party

All that’s left to do now is to grab your camera (or phone), grab a bin liner to put the pressies in and enjoy your party!



Popdance run birthday parties across the globe – from our first birthday parties in St Albans, Hertfordshire, through to parties in Azerbaijan, Greece and Oregon, USA, we love to party across the world ;)

Find out more about our birthday parties HERE